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On the Watertown Seal is a picture of an English Colonist and an Indian exchanging, as peace tokens,  bread for fish.  Captain Roger Clap landed at Nantasket Point in 1630 and rode up Charles River to Gerry's Landing with the first party of Watertown Colonists.
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Recreation

  1. Youth Summer Tennis Lessons Ages 6-17

    August 22, 8:30 AM - 12:20 PM @ Mary Williams Shea Tennis Courts, Victory Field

    Lessons are held daily from Monday through Friday for 50 minutes. Our lessons include forehand, backhand and overhead shots, serving and scoring. June 30th and July 1st are set aside for placing the students in their proper skills classes.

Senior Center/Council on Aging

  1. BINGO AT THE SENIOR CENTER

    August 22, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    Low stakes senior bingo. A fun way to socialize with friends!

  2. IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO GET MOVING!

    August 22, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    Try an exercise class at the Senior Center! The classes focus on the particular needs of seniors in a fun, safe environment. Exercises include muscle strengthening, light stretching, balance and posture improvement, and low-impact aerobics; all done to your favorite tunes! Regular exercise can improve circulation, help to strengthen bones, increase muscle mass, reduce joint stiffness, and improve general health. Plus, it’s fun! Whether it’s to get stronger, loosen up, or just get moving, give it a try and join us!

  3. A MATTER OF BALANCE

    August 22, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    DO YOU HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT FALLING? Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A MATTER OF BALANCE is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. This eight week series is sponsored by Newton-Wellesley Hospital.

  4. ART FOR FUN

    August 25, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    Drop-in time to work independently on your art work with others. Art Class instruction with Dawn Scaltreto resumes in September

  5. IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO GET MOVING!

    August 25, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    Try an exercise class at the Senior Center! The classes focus on the particular needs of seniors in a fun, safe environment. Exercises include muscle strengthening, light stretching, balance and posture improvement, and low-impact aerobics; all done to your favorite tunes! Regular exercise can improve circulation, help to strengthen bones, increase muscle mass, reduce joint stiffness, and improve general health. Plus, it’s fun! Whether it’s to get stronger, loosen up, or just get moving, give it a try and join us!

  6. BRIDGE PLAYERS!

    August 25, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    The Senior Center Bridge Group meets on Mondays at 12:30 p.m. New players are always welcome. Stop by if you’d like to play!

  7. WATCH OUR WEIGHT

    August 26, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Watertown Senior Center

    The group meets weekly for support, and to socialize. Individuals weigh in (not mandatory) exercise to a tape, and participate in a talk about nutrition led by long-time volunteer, Evelyn Casey.

  8. LINE DANCING AT THE SENIOR CENTER!

    August 26, 11:15 AM - 12:30 AM @ Watertown Senior Center

    Manny Carrera leads a rousing session of line dances for seniors every Tuesday morning! Stop by and see for yourself!

  9. ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION TAI CHI PROGRAM

    August 26, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    The ancient discipline of Tai Chi combines agile steps, joint safe exercise and mental strength to improve mobility, breathing, and relaxation in ways that help you feel greater control over your daily life. It’s a joint safe way for people of all ages to enjoy life and meet new friends, while taking control of your physical, emotional and mental health. Classes meet for one hour twice a week for eight weeks. (classes extended 4 weeks to the end of August) Call the Senior Center at 616-972-6490 for more info & to sign up.

  10. CRIBBAGE AT THE SENIOR CENTER

    August 26, 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    Drop in play. The group meets every week and welcomes new players!

  11. PLAN, PRESERVE, PROTECT: THE 3 PS OF WEALTH OPTIMIZATION

    August 27, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Watertown Council on Aging

    A workshop for seniors with presenter Chris Grande, MSIM, RMA of Walnut Hill Advisors, LLC and special guest presenter Dale Tamburro, JD of Tamburro Law Offices. We will discuss: • Strategies to protect your stock and real estate profits from the last 5 years • Diversifying that “chunk” of stock in your former employer • Owning, titling, & managing investment real estate • Handling real estate owned outside of MA • Protecting and managing collectible coins, art, etc. • Shielding yourself from frivolous lawsuits and personal liability • How to manage your assets and yourself with the proper legal documents • Your questions and possible solutions

  12. IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO GET MOVING!

    August 27, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    Try an exercise class at the Senior Center! The classes focus on the particular needs of seniors in a fun, safe environment. Exercises include muscle strengthening, light stretching, balance and posture improvement, and low-impact aerobics; all done to your favorite tunes! Regular exercise can improve circulation, help to strengthen bones, increase muscle mass, reduce joint stiffness, and improve general health. Plus, it’s fun! Whether it’s to get stronger, loosen up, or just get moving, give it a try and join us!

  13. WHIST AT THE SENIOR CENTER

    August 27, 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    Drop in play. The group meets every week and welcomes new players!

  14. PORTSMOUTH HARBOR BOAT RIDE

    August 28, 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM @ leaves from the Watertown Senior Center

    We’ll start the day with a visit to Stonewall Kitchens to sample and shop. Then, there will be time for a little ride around the Nubble Lighthouse loop before heading over to Warren’s Lobster House for a full course luncheon featuring your choice of Crab Crusted Salmon, Top Sirloin Steak, or Fried Baby Shrimp. After lunch enjoy a fully narrated Harbor Cruise that will take you through nearly 400 years of local and American history, from the settlement of the region in 1623 to Portsmouth Harbor's modern day role in the economy and defense of our country. This trip offers some wonderful photo opportunities of lighthouses, mansions, submarines and forts, so bring your camera!

  15. YOGA for SENIORS

    August 28, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Watertown Senior Center

    Performed standing and with a chair. No floor work. Designed for senior participants.

  16. RUMMIKUB AT THE SENIOR CENTER

    August 28, 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    Drop in play. The group meets every week and welcomes new players!

  17. ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION TAI CHI PROGRAM

    August 28, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    The ancient discipline of Tai Chi combines agile steps, joint safe exercise and mental strength to improve mobility, breathing, and relaxation in ways that help you feel greater control over your daily life. It’s a joint safe way for people of all ages to enjoy life and meet new friends, while taking control of your physical, emotional and mental health. Classes meet for one hour twice a week for eight weeks. (classes extended 4 weeks to the end of August) Call the Senior Center at 616-972-6490 for more info & to sign up.

  18. AUGUST MOVIE MATINEE - NOW YOU SEE ME

    August 28, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    NOW YOU SEE ME: A team of talented illusionists called "The Four Horsemen" (played by Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, and Dave Franco) are investigated by a resolute FBI agent (Mark Ruffalo) following a series of brazen heists that leave their audiences swimming in cash while draining the bulging bank accounts of unscrupulous business leaders. Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Mélanie Laurent co-star in this sleight-of-hand thriller directed by Clash of the Titans' Louis Leterrier. (2013) PG 13, 116 min.

  19. BINGO AT THE SENIOR CENTER

    August 29, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    Low stakes senior bingo. A fun way to socialize with friends!

  20. IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO GET MOVING!

    August 29, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    Try an exercise class at the Senior Center! The classes focus on the particular needs of seniors in a fun, safe environment. Exercises include muscle strengthening, light stretching, balance and posture improvement, and low-impact aerobics; all done to your favorite tunes! Regular exercise can improve circulation, help to strengthen bones, increase muscle mass, reduce joint stiffness, and improve general health. Plus, it’s fun! Whether it’s to get stronger, loosen up, or just get moving, give it a try and join us!

  21. A MATTER OF BALANCE

    August 29, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Watertown Senior Center

    DO YOU HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT FALLING? Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A MATTER OF BALANCE is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. This eight week series is sponsored by Newton-Wellesley Hospital.

Stormwater Advisory Committee Monthly Meeting

  1. Stormwater Advisory Committee Monthly Meeting

    August 22, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Department of Public Works

    Public is Welcome.

Town Calendar

  1. Historic District Commission

    August 27, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Town Hall Administration Building

  2. Zoning Board of Appeals

    August 27, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Town Council Chamber, Second Floor

  3. Election Commission Election Equipment Testing

    August 28, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Town Administration Building

    The Election Commission will conduct a public meeting on Thursday, August 28, 2014 beginning at 10:00AM in the Pane Hearing Room, Administration Building. The purpose of this meeting is to test and seal the election equipment to be used at the State Primary on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. The Public is invited